Principal Consultant - Manchester
Infinity Works
Manchester, Manchester, GB
3d ago

Description

Unlocking the value in the new industrial revolution

From tier-one retail to financial services, and in some of the largest technology-led projects in government, Infinity Works, part of Accenture, is unlocking the value of the next industrial revolution.

With locations across the UK and a diverse range of blue-chip clients, Infinity Works now numbers more than 470 staff, and the Financial Times lists Infinity Works as one of the UK's leading management consultants.

Consultancy to us is about customer delivery first, delivered egolessly by technically excellent people.

We reframe the traditional view of consultancy. Our aim is to up skill our Consultants to Polyglots so that we have highly skilled people we know we can rely on to rise to any challenge and deliver.

We are a people centric business and want to attract and retain the best talent. To do that we listen to you and act to ensure we provide the environment and culture for you to thrive.

What does a Principal Consultant do at Infinity Works?

As a Principal Consultant, you will happily be technology agnostic, excited to learn new technologies and techniques across the full technical stack and product life cycle.

You’ll also be experienced in a number of different business domains or, very experienced in one particular domain. You’ll be well practiced at turning fuzzy business requirements into practical, working systems.

You’ll be used to blazing a trail, setting your own standards and getting things done. You’ll be comfortable dealing with stakeholders of all types, from board level to graduate, and able to influence them all.

You will primarily be focused on leading the design, engineering and deployment of consumer and business-related applications and as such will have an expert understanding of software engineering and infrastructure best practices like effective source control, code reviews, daily builds, and automated deployments.

You are equally at home with cloud, Internet related technologies, protocols and a range of languages. along with lean / agile development techniques and DevOps culture while leading or working as part of a team.

No bones about it, this is primarily a hands-on role and we know it’s a big ask. You will be expected to talk the talk and walk the walk.

Above all, you can write highly efficient, stable, secure, maintainable and performant code. You can build the infrastructure to host that system and you know how to make it secure, scalable, resilient and reliable.

Without a doubt, you understand the difference between engineering and over-engineering.

In return, Infinity Works will support, invest and help grow you as an individual. You’ll be given the opportunity to work on some of the biggest cloud-based projects in the region and given the freedom to put your stamp on Infinity Works in terms of experience, skill-set and culture.

You’ll be working with diverse & cutting-edge tech and importantly using the modern engineering and delivery principles to achieve real results for our clients.

In your time with us, you will be innovative, disruptive and you’ll have an impact on the services you work on. You will make a difference and you will be recognized and rewarded as such.

The opportunity to be part of something truly exciting exists in this role.

Requirements

What about this role?

We have open positions in our Manchester location. We’re growing fast and need great people to help us define and deliver amazing services for our customers.

Often the first person into any engagement with a new customer, you’ll be able to think on your feet, quickly spot problems, articulate pragmatic solutions and get hands on to help make things better.

You’ll have the experience to quickly understand the customers business domain, the financial awareness to suggest cost effective solutions, the technical know-how to identify the right tools for the job, the hands-on ability to make a start right away and the people skills to keep everyone in the picture, from front line staff to senior stakeholders.

You be able to implement your solutions, mentor and grow the team and impress the customer.

The actual engagement could be with any one of our client’s. It might be a totally new client with a novel set of challenges, or it might be an existing client looking to make things better, faster, more efficient or even skill up their own team by leaning on your skills and those of your team.

Whatever the engagement you’ll be expected to lead the way, have an opinion and make a real difference.

We're looking for people with a strong understanding of the engineering world, as well as the analytics and soft skills to make them a great consultant.

You’ll have solid practical experience of cloud architectures and infrastructure in a production environment, as well as exposure to supporting technologies and methodologies.

You will have worked around multiple parts of the software lifecycle and be comfortable presenting and sharing your knowledge to both internal and external teams.

  • Things you will need;
  • Strong commercial understanding of customer commercial requirements.
  • Lead from the front mentality, with a keen eye for team development.
  • Significant experience with IaaS services such as Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google Cloud Platform or similar.
  • Several years engineering large scale services and systems in multiple industries.
  • Experience of working in a team with a DevOps culture surrounded by lean / agile delivery methodologies.
  • Great planning, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent people skills
  • Able to deal with stakeholders and engineers alike.
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